environment setup problem with "env -"

Joe Buehler jbuehler@hekimian.com
Tue Jan 13 13:53:00 GMT 2004

Pierre A. Humblet wrote:

> Instead of using env, set USERPROFILE to something with no space.

There are various workarounds for USERPROFILE.  I'll probably set it
to $HOME.

I am using "env" to prevent users from setting random (as far as I
am concerned) environment variables and crashing a complicated
build system -- as happened here when USERPROFILE snuck in under
the radar.
Joe Buehler

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